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Steel Strike Remains
In Stalemate, With No Peace Moves Planned fty the Associated Press PITTSBURGH. Oct. 7—The Nation’s week-old steel strike to day was just where it started, with nobody lifting a hand in the work stoppage of nearly 500,000 CIO United Steelworkers. No union-management confer ences were scheduled and Presi dent Truman indicated at a news conference no immediate Govern ment efforts to settle the strike are planned. Government officials took the position that .the steel strike, un like the coal situation, offers no immediate crisis. Any Govern ment efforts to settle the steel dispute seem likely to await the Government’s efforts to obtain some sort of agreement in the coal walkout in mediation meetings starting in Washington today. strike Effects Felt. The steel strike began last Sat urday after the United States Steel Corp., which usually sets the industry contract pattern, re fused to grant the union’s demand for non-contributory pensions. Even if the steel strike is not yet regarded as having reached a crisis stage, the walkout, along with that of the soft coal miners, was making itself felt in several parts of the Nation. A University of Pittsburgh sur vey showed business in the Pitts burgh district had dropped to within 19 per eent of the 1935-39 average, the lowest figure since July 1, 1946. It had slipped nearly 20 per cent in a week, with pro duction, originating shipments and retail trade all taking sharp drops. Railroad Lays Off 550. The Bessemer & Lake Erie Rail road laid off 550 employes, saying the steel and coal strikes had “practically eliminated” its busi hess. Work on a Federal flood control project at Bradford, Pa., was held up when contractors found them selves unable to get steel pilings. Many ore boats lay idle up and down the Great Lakes. Thirteen vessels awaited unloading in Cleve land. and others in Erie, Pa., and at other ports. More steel shutdowns took place as the crippling strike spread in the industry. Fabricating Plant Closed. The Philadelphia Hardware and Malleable Iron Works,, a steel fab ricating plant, was closed by a walkout—the first Diant of its sort to be affected in the Philadelphia area. It employs about 150 workers. Strikes at the Harrisburg Steel Co. and the Central Iron & Steel Co., both at Harrisburg, Pa., were called for midnight tonight. The companies have 1,160 workers. Like the larger companies, they refused to grant pensions for workers without contributions from the workers themselves—the reason for the union’s strike against the industry. Mostly the strike was unmarked by disturbances. However, steel workers doubled their picket lines at Inland Steel’s plant in East Chicago, In<L, after a row with company officials. Pickets there kept Leland B. Luellen, assistant general superintendent, and J. L. Ridinger, safety director, from entering the property. Plant guards called city police but after a 30-minute argument the steel officials gave up efforts to enter. Girl Cripple (Continued From Page A-16.) the committee that my condition is unchanged? * * * “Couldn’t you Just tell them that there need be no more examina tions? I am so weary and worn with all this that I should be deep ly grateful.” By the time the foot of the cal endar was reached, and Miss Schiek’s bill came up officially again. Senator McCarthy had dropped his demand to $40,000. He said she held a $2,600-a-year job before the war. “She cannot now work at that Job. The amount of $40,000 would mean much less than half her earnings over the period of life ex pectancy. * •* “It is not a charity case, he said.” It is the paying of a debt to this girl. We should not pay her less than we owe her. The Nation— I say the Nation, not the Senate— would be dishonest if it paid her less than it owed her.” Kilgore Leads Rebuttal. Senator Kilgore led the rebuttal forces. He said a $25,000 award by Congress would be equivalent to a $50,000 award by a court, as she would have no attorney fees to pay. „ , , . . “This is the way I feel about the matter, Mr. President,” Sena tor Kilgore continued. "I hate to have claimants set their sights now on $40,000, then on $50,000 and then on $100,000. * * * “We must realize that we can not presuppose malice on the part of the Government. * * * We have only the word of one doctor against that of another.” Senator KilgOre concluded: “So I urge Senators to be care ful. If we are to start raising our sights and jacking things up let us be prepared to bear the consequences: and let no Sen ator who votes for this amend ment ever yell ‘economy’ in my ears again.” Time was running out. Sen ator Hill, Democrat, of Alabama, thought Senator McCarthy should make way for the business of the day, although he was on»of those who had sided with the Wisconsin lawmaker earlier in the debate. “we have been most gracious in trying to help him in connection with the bill in which he is inter ested, and we have been most sympathetic in that connection,” he observed. Desperately the Senate sought to extricate itself from the dead lock. Should-the bill be temporar ily laid aside? Should there be a Quorum call? “Little did I realize” Senator Lucas complained sadly, “that we would get into a situation of this kind.” It was 7:30 p.m. when Senator Fulbright east the final killing J veto. "Mr. President,” he said for U. N. Plan to Restrict A-Bomb to Use Against Aggressor Reported By fh« Associated Press LAKE SUCCESS. Oct. 7.—A plan to ban use of the atomic bomb except against a nation tagged by the United Nations as an aggressor was reported under discussion in the UN. today. Informed sources said the pro posal has been talked about in several delegations but that nothing definite has taken shape so far. The plan was reported as dele gates of six countries held a three hour and 50 minute secret session on atomic energy. The result of that session, re ports indicated, was that the basic East-West split on fundamental issues on atomic control stands unchanged. To Meet Again Thursday. A communique issued by the U.N. merely .said the conferees would meet again next Thursday. Atomic-conscious delegates are discussing a variety of proposals. The scheme to put the atomic bomb under a U. N. ban, to be used only on orders of the United Nations, was one of the latest to come up in the talks. An authori tative source said this proposal was not discussed at the long and secret meeting of the six coun tries—the United States, Russia, France, Britain, China and Canada. Soviet hints of a new plan for curtailing world armaments were mulled over today by high west ern diplomats. One American said he expected the Russian plan would be the “same old stufl.” U. S. Won’t Change Stand. President Truman made it clear to his news conference in Wash ington that the United States’ position on atomic control will not be changed now. Delegates here are awaiting with interest next Tuesday’s meeting of the United Nations Security Coun cil. where Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Jakob A. Malik has said jhe will put up his promised pro posals on disarmament. In the past, the Russians have always insisted atomic control and arms limitation go together. Dele gates here speculated that Mr. Malik may be ready to offer some ' new plan affecting atomic energy more than it affects limitations on cannon, pistols, warships, planes and" other conventional weapons. the second time, “I ask that the bill be passed over.” Senator Mc Carthy objected. He said Sena tor Fulbright promised earlier he would not object—would allow a vote on the bill. “But,” said Senator Fulbright, “it is obvious now that we cannot obtain a vote on it.” Senator Kilgore quickly solved this problem of legislative eti quette. "Mr. President,” he said, “in order to avoid embarrassment on the part of any Senator, I ob ject.” And so HR 3300—“A Bill to Pro vide for the Relief of Mary Thom as Schiek”—was dead for the day. There might be a tomorrow. There would certainly be another calen dar call before the end of the session. Next time, perhaps, Sen ator McCarthy might decide to take $25,000 for Miss Schiek, and let it go at that. Or he might con ceivably persuade all his col leagues that she was entitled to more. He might even bring the bill onto the floor in regular session where no veto applies, and flght it out in a full-scale debate. Pro vided, that is, the Democratic leadership ever could be per suaded to accept such a proposi tion in these busy days. 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